The big Mend It May round up!

June 10, 2016
Round Up FI

I’m a little late with this.
Half-term, a trip away in our ‘new’ caravan, and keeping the kids occupied threw a (very lovely) spanner in the works, and then a computer that was mis-behaving (needless to say it has been mended…!) and a poorly boy compounded everything and have left me a little behind.

Anyway….what a blast Mend It May was!
Despite my best intentions to be more intentional this year, and to think things though before diving in, I kind of forgot this when I had the idea of Mend It May, and just dived straight in. And actually, I’m pretty glad I did. If I had given myself more time to think, I might not have done it, and that would have been a real shame, as it genuinely felt like it was a useful ‘thing’ for people.

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Mend It May – Visible Mending

May 30, 2016
Visible Mending FI

You may have noticed throughout the course of Mend It May, that I am a huge fan of Visible Mending!
I’m not sure if there is an official definition of Visible Mending – I just Googled it to try and find one – but it’s bascially a mend that is visible, and there for all to see.
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Mend It May – Why Mend #5

May 27, 2016
Why Mend 5 -new skills

When I originally thought about all the answers to the question Why Mend? I came up with 11 reasons, and I am sure there are many many more.
I had grand plans to write a post about each one of them, but May is whizzing past in a blur of wonderful mendiness, and it might be time to admit to myself that this probably won’t happen.
However, I’m ploughing on, and we’re up to Number 5, and today I want to talk about the new skills that mending teaches us.

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Mend It May – Mendfulness

May 25, 2016
Mendfulness FI

I first stumbled across the word ‘Mendfulness’ as a hashtag on Instagram, and was instantly intrigued by it. Tracking down a hashtag on Instagram is not the easiest thing to do, but eventually I found the source: New York based artist, writer and crafter Katrina Rodabaugh. She wrote about Mendfulness on her blog:

We can be mindful. We can be mendful. We can do our very best to leave this fragile planet a little bit better than how we inherited it.

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